Cheshire Constabulary are now offering free bike security marking using hidden microchips placed inside the frame of the bike. The chips are permanently fixed into the bike. When the chip is then subsequently scanned, it produces a unique reference number. This number can then be run through the National Mobile Property Register to return details of the bike the the bike’s owner.
The chips are not trackers and cannot be used to track your whereabouts when cycling.
As part of the registration process, your details will be submitted to Immobilise, the world’s largest free register of possession ownership details. Together with its sister sites the Police’s NMPR and CheckMEND, Immobilise is a very effective tool in helping to reduce crime and repatriate recovered personal property to its rightful owners. After registration, should your bike be stolen, then details of the bike would be available to the police in order to improve the chances of your bike being returned to you.
If you are interested, then simply email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, who will arrange a convenient time and place for your bike to be chipped and your Immobilise registration recorded.